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Hp pavilion dv6 not play flight sim x

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January 28, 2012 2:08:03 PM

Hello,
I have a new FSX it will not play on my Pavilion dv6 it will play other games or DVD. It will play on my HP G60 with out any problems. HP says it a disk writting error and MS says it is a hardware problem.
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January 28, 2012 3:18:00 PM

Did FSX actually install to your hard drive or can you not read the installation media itself?
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January 28, 2012 4:32:29 PM

Hi :) 

I SERIOUSLY doubt a DV6 meets the minimum requirements for graphics for that game...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 28, 2012 11:11:54 PM

Actually FSX is not that demanding. See below:

Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Processor: 1.0 Ghz
RAM: Windows XP SP2 - 256MB, Windows Vista – 512MB
Hard Drive: 14GB
Video Card: 32MB DirectX 9 compatible
Other: DX9 hardware compatibility and audio board with speakers and/or headphones
Online/Multiplayer Requirements: 56.6 kbps or better for online play
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January 29, 2012 12:08:35 AM

COLGeek said:
Did FSX actually install to your hard drive or can you not read the installation media itself?

No sorry I forgot to mention that. Message error was could not read disk after a few minutes
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January 29, 2012 12:20:55 AM

You mean the installation media, right?
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January 29, 2012 6:40:13 PM

COLGeek said:
You mean the installation media, right?

Yes that is right the FSX would not load. MS says it hardware HP sayes it is software issue
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January 29, 2012 9:41:03 PM

This is regular retail disks, right?

MS is probably right then. Retail disks (unless damaged) are readable by just about any and all optical drives. That being the case, you have a couple options.

You could attach an external DVD drive to your computer and load that way. You don't need the install media after you fully install FSX.

You could also try to make a copy of the retail disks on other computer. Burn the copies at the lowest possible speed to maximize the likelihood that your laptop DVD drive will read the disks.

It is also a possibility that your optical drive is defective. A DVD-RW or a DVD-ROM actually uses 2 lasers of different wavelengths. One to read DVDs and one to read CDs. Have you experienced any issues reading either type of media?

If so, you try to clean the drive (using a commercial cleaning DVD that you can get at any electronics store, Walmart, Target, etc).

You can also replace the DVD drive in your system fairly easily and inexpensively.

Please clarify.
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